Star Wars Celebration 2020 is cancelled due to the global pandemic
In an announcement that surprised no one, this year’s Star Wars Celebration has been cancelled due to safety concerns over the COVID-19 global outbreak.
While the news is still disappointing, Celebration did offer a bright spot in that the Star Wars-centric convention will be back in Anaheim in 2022. If schedules fall into place, this should be right before the next movie is set to premiere.
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Celebration becomes just another big convention canceled in the wake of the global pandemic. Once San Diego Comic-Con canceled this year’s event, it was only a matter of time before Celebration made the same move, especially given that cases in California and in many other parts of the country have been increasing.
It’s the right move to ensure the safety of everyone involved from attendees, exhibitors, special guests and more.
Fans who have tickets have the option to request a refund, transfer their tickets to 2022 or turn them credits for merchandise. You can get full details here.
That’s not to say that those who booked flights already will be able to change plans, but hopefully this will give enough people time to get refunds and credit for plans they may have already made.
Much like San Diego Comic-Con did weeks later, perhaps there will be a special virtual type of convention that Disney and Lucasfilm will be able to put on. There is still plenty fans would like to discuss including a wrap up to The Rise of Skywalker, previewing The Mandalorian Season 2, chatting about upcoming Disney+ shows and what The High Republic publishing project has in store.
As of now, Disney is counting on D23 Expo next year as still happening, so there’s a chance some panels may get moved to that event.